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Windows 10 For Dummies by Andy Rathbone

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Chapter 21

Help on the Windows Help System

In This Chapter

arrow Finding helpful hints quickly

arrow Understanding Microsoft’s support policies

arrow Finding help for a particular problem or program

Don’t bother plowing through this whole chapter for the nitty-gritty. What you find here are the quickest ways to make Windows dish out helpful information when something on the desktop leaves you stumped:

  • Press F1 when on the desktop: Press the F1 key from within Windows or any desktop program.
  • Start menu: Click the Start button and click the Get Started tile.

  • 9781119049364-ma122.tif Question mark: If you spot a little blue question mark icon near a window’s top-right corner, pounce on it with a quick click.

  • 9781119049364-ma051.tif App menu: Click the three little lines in an app’s upper-left corner, choose Settings from the drop-down menu, and then click the Help button, if available, on the pane that appears along the app’s right edge.

In each case, Windows fetches help, either by going online, fetching built-in instructions, or leading you ...

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